Tonight's action features a healthy dose of western conference matchups. Here's the details:
Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers (CNBC, 6 PM CST)
Chicago Blackhawks vs St Louis Blues (NBCSN, 7 PM CST)
Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche (CNBC, 8:30 PM CST)
Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks (NBCSN, 9:30 PM CST)
Personally, I'm looking forward to the Kings/Sharks series the most tonight -- even if it is another late start. The physicality of that series that I'm expecting is the embodiment of western conference hockey. The Sharks had a bit of fun at San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree's expense yesterday after he tweeted out support for the Dallas Stars:
Who going to all the @DallasStars home games with me for the playoffs?— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) April 16, 2014
It's the most wonderful time of year. Let's enjoy it.